|A detail from a window at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Webster Groves, MO.|
Lord God, Heavenly King, we praise You for your mercy and loving-kindness in bringing us to this day.
May we labor with humility in your service, O God, going forth with joy, carrying our sheaves.
May we acknowledge our wrongs and turn from our errors, seeking reconciliation with penitent hearts.
May we plant justice in the heart of every nation, and let our lives tell out the wondrous grace of your love.
May we rejoice in your creation, and walk gently upon the earth, tending it in gentleness and gratitude.
In your tender love, lean over us and guide us, O Holy One, holding us in the hollow of your hand. We ask your blessing upon those we now name.